There’s nothing like the American tradition of pizza and a movie. Just the word pizza brings back memories of laughing with family at the dinner table or friends after school. Make those memories the best they can be, by visiting our reader’s picks for the best pizza parlors in New Jersey! After reading our list, perhaps a pizza road trip is in your near future? It’s the perfect way to enjoy some wholesome, delicious family fun.
The Best Pizza in New Jersey!
1. DeLorenzo’s Pizza
DeLorenzo’s puts its own twist on the classic round pie. By cooking with tomatoes on top of the cheese, DeLorenzo’s pizza’s have a special tang to them that you can’t get anywhere else.
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2. Mr. Bruno’s Pizza & Beyond
The Balsamic Chicken slice, the “cowboy” slice, and, of course, the Sicilian slice. These are just a few of the pizzas that have put Mr. Bruno’s on the map as one of the best pizzerias in New Jersey. Since it’s birth in Lyndhurst, NJ, Mr. Bruno’s has branched out across New Jersey, gaining more and more pizza lovers along the way.
If you’ve ever heard “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” by Billy Joel, this is the first restaurant that comes to mind. With its quaint interior and friendly staff, Leone’s is definitely a great stop for date night with or without the kids. Our favorite is their Margarita slice.
4. Benny Tudino’s
Bigger is always better! Welcome to the home of one of the biggest pizzas in the country. Benny Tudino’s has put itself on the map because of its larger-than-life portions, celebrity clientele. Almost fifty years later, Benny Tudino’s is still a favorite for Hoboken natives and pizza connoisseur.
5. Vesta Wood Fired Pizza & Bar
East Rutherford, NJ
Known for their speciality pies, like their prosciutto arugula pizza (shown above,) Vesta Wood Fired Pizza is a great stop for families on their way to New York City or to Metlife Stadium. Enjoy homemade, brick-oven pizza and other Italian dishes here.
6. Brooklyn’s Coal-Burning Brick-Oven Pizzeria
This family owned restaurant brings the best of New York pizza to New Jersey. Celebrities like Frank Sintara raved about their pizza, saying this restaurant was “their place.” Come in and try it for yourself! (Their other locations include Edgewater and Ridgewood.)
7. Star Tavern Pizza
If your family loves thin crust pizza as much as I do, stop by Star Tavern Pizza for “World Famous” thin crust slices and sandwiches. For over 65 years, this pizzeria has made its mark on Orange, New Jersey, and now it’s time for this pizza to make its mark on your heart!
Jersey City, NJ
Jersey City is known for its colorful atmosphere and unique eats. Razza is just one example of that. Their pizzas are sprinkled with toppings like local honey, fig jam, and even hazelnuts from Rutgers University! Try their “Pumpkin Pie” pizza, which has fresh mozzarella, roasted winter squash, shaved onion, ricotta, and breadcrumbs!
9. Pete & Elda’s Bar (Carmen’s Pizzeria)
Neptune City, NJ
Voted the best pizza on the Jersey Shore by the Asbury Park Press, Pete & Elda’s is a family restaurant visited by travelers across New Jersey. They even have their own “Pie Eaters Club,” which entails eating an XXL pizza in one sitting. Think you’re up the challenge? If you can do it, you get a free t-shirt!
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10. Liberty Hall Pizza
Who says pizza just has to be for dinner? Liberty Hall Pizza is breaking boundaries with the newest trend in pizza: dessert pizza! Try their Nutella pie for a fresh departure from the normal, mundane pizza pies.